Mission: Our mission is to reduce the cost of distribution and grow our customer’s business by being “Home of the Best” in three dimensions—best in people; the best national brand product; and the best innovative services.
Close knit company with opportunities to learn from different departments. Job security is the norm if you are willing to not reinvent the wheel. I was able to watch movies all day. Chick's are hot.
Frustrated at times with unpredictability and lack of readiness. Tendency to feel under appreciated.
Advice to Management
Invest in your help desk and never take them for granted
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Labatt Food Service (New York, NY).
First round was a Skype interview where I spoke with two upper level management people. They didn't ask anything about what I knew about the company and mostly asked about stuff on my resume. Easy going and easy to talk to.
The second round was at their San Antonio office. Although I had generally positive opinions of the company before and everyone I met was really nice, there were certain things I noticed during the interview that really made me question the company and made me feel uneasy about working there. First off, I was put into a room with two interviews with a set list of questions they had to ask me. These questions were standard interview questions, but because there were about 40 of these, many of which repeated the same question with different wording, it got really tiring. They were also recording all my responses by hand which I thought was outdated and time consuming. You could tell that they were also getting physically exhausted. I didn't really see the point of doing something like this. The questions were all standard and nothing difficult.
Secondly, I "job-shadowed" two other business analysts where they just sat in a room and told me about the projects they were working on. I connected really well with both of them and thought the work they were doing was pretty interesting, but I was concerned with the fact that their projects seemed like stuff that should have been implemented 20 years ago. Additionally, one of them was a senior business analyst who had been working there for 9 years, which was odd considering she was still in a cubicle and didn't have any authority over younger personnel. It seemed like all she really had was a title that didn't mean anything in terms of responsibility. I assume that it's because the company is really small so there's not much room to move up.
Finally, I got a tour of the company which I thought was cool. But overall, I just felt like the company was too small and old-fashioned for my taste. It's a family run business that is trying to do big things, but I think it needs to change the way it's running the company for that to really take root. Didn't seem like a great place to innovate, considering they're behind in their tech.
The main thing that turned me off about the company was the sales director who contacted me a few hours later about an offer. He tried to vet me and ask sensitive questions about the other company I had an offer from, which I felt was unprofessional and slimy. He also verbally gave me a salary amount and deadline, but never sent me an official offer letter by email, which I thought was also unprofessional and suspicious. I felt like he was trying to con me the whole time. It was unfortunate though because everyone else I met there was really nice and made me feel welcome.
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